The warm weather is definitely upon us here in Lambton County and the Ontario Provincial Police Marine Units will be out on our local waterways to ensure boaters have a safe boating season.
Life jackets, sufficient fuel and a fully charged cell phone are definite musts for a day on the water.
Alcohol and drug consumption on any vessel is not recommended on the water. Officers will take a zero tolerance stance on this issue. Every year, impaired operation of a vessel is a contributing factor in boating deaths. Know the law when it comes to drinking and vessel operation.
Be prepared for your adventure on Sarnia Lambton waterways. Check weather forecasts and advise family and friends of your boating plans and anticipated return.
If you see any type of illegal activity that may affect the safety of others on the water, call 911 so officers can respond at the time. If you learn of any illegal activity that has occurred in the past and you want to remain anonymous and not go to court, you can call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or you can go on-line at www.p3tips.com.